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CHC Group announced on Feb. 8 that Imran Hayat, currently serving as acting general counsel, has been confirmed by its board of managers to assume the role permanently moving forward.
Hayat assumed the acting position in January 2018 from his previous position of chief compliance officer and litigation counsel. He will report to Karl Fessenden, CHC’s president and chief executive officer, and be responsible for all global legal matters.
Hayat joined CHC in 2015 and has been a key part of the company’s restructuring and global compliance efforts. He has more than 15 years of global law firm experience counseling some of the world’s largest companies in the areas of aviation, finance and real estate matters.
Hayat has successfully litigated individual and class actions, led large teams of attorneys in complex litigation matters, and is also adept in developing strategies to address complex international legal matters. He has a bachelor’s degree in economics and diplomacy and world affairs from Occidental College, and a Juris Doctorate degree from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law.
“I am excited to welcome Imran to this position,” said Fessenden. “He has been an essential part of our team since he joined CHC, and I am confident he will not only effectively manage our legal matters, but also offer strong strategic counsel as we continue to reduce our cost structure and drive safe, efficient operations worldwide.”